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NHS HIGHLAND: We are facing a big rise in whooping cough

15 June 2024
NHS HIGHLAND: We are facing a big rise in whooping cough

NHS HIGHLAND: We are facing a big rise in whooping cough

15 June 2024

There are many times more infections in Scotland than there were at this time last year, says our columnist.


NHS HIGHLAND: How do we stay healthy in a heatwave?

25 May 2024
NHS HIGHLAND: How do we stay healthy in a heatwave?

NHS HIGHLAND: How do we stay healthy in a heatwave?

25 May 2024

We are not likely to be familiar with long periods of hot weather so should one occur, we may not be prepared, says our columnist.


Health Matters: Simple steps against ticks can reduce the risk of Lyme disease

11 May 2024
Health Matters: Simple steps against ticks can reduce the risk of Lyme disease

Health Matters: Simple steps against ticks can reduce the risk of Lyme disease

11 May 2024

Getting out and enjoying nature is a great way to improve health and as the days get longer it’s easier to exercise or experience the natural world.


NHS HIGHLAND: Pressures on the natural environment damage systems that protect our wellbeing

04 May 2024
NHS HIGHLAND: Pressures on the natural environment damage systems that protect our wellbeing

NHS HIGHLAND: Pressures on the natural environment damage systems that protect our wellbeing

04 May 2024

Getting closer to nature can improve both our physical and our mental health, says our columnist.


NHS HIGHLAND: Balance needed between action and caution

13 April 2024
NHS HIGHLAND: Balance needed between action and caution

NHS HIGHLAND: Balance needed between action and caution

13 April 2024

Walking, cycling or gardening is good for our health - but we may need to be cautious about a sudden increase in activity, says our columnist.


NHS HIGHLAND: Why is there a rise in cancer diagnoses among people under the age of 50?

30 March 2024
NHS HIGHLAND: Why is there a rise in cancer diagnoses among people under the age of 50?

NHS HIGHLAND: Why is there a rise in cancer diagnoses among people under the age of 50?

30 March 2024

Now that we can talk about cancer more easily it is also important to take action too, says our columnist.


HEALTH MATTERS: Health inequalities are a real issue we all need to work on

23 March 2024
HEALTH MATTERS: Health inequalities are a real issue we all need to work on

HEALTH MATTERS: Health inequalities are a real issue we all need to work on

23 March 2024

Our public health department has two principal priorities as part of work to improve and protect the health of Highland people, writes Dr Tim Allison.


NHS HIGHLAND: Things we can do for a healthier time in our old age

02 March 2024
NHS HIGHLAND: Things we can do for a healthier time in our old age

NHS HIGHLAND: Things we can do for a healthier time in our old age

02 March 2024

Older people have been in the news a lot over recent weeks and months.


NHS HIGHLAND: It is time to take up vaccination offer

17 February 2024
NHS HIGHLAND: It is time to take up vaccination offer

NHS HIGHLAND: It is time to take up vaccination offer

17 February 2024

Covid vaccine is still important especially for the most vulnerable, older people and those with reduced immunity, says Dr Tim Allison.


HEALTH MATTERS: Medicines have their place but are not the only answer

03 February 2024
HEALTH MATTERS: Medicines have their place but are not the only answer

HEALTH MATTERS: Medicines have their place but are not the only answer

03 February 2024

Almost all of us will use medicines and tablets either regularly or occasionally.


NHS HIGHLAND: Our genetic make-up and our bodies were not designed for the type of lifestyle we live

20 January 2024
NHS HIGHLAND: Our genetic make-up and our bodies were not designed for the type of lifestyle we live

NHS HIGHLAND: Our genetic make-up and our bodies were not designed for the type of lifestyle we live

20 January 2024

The lifestyle that best suits our natural instincts and our genetics is one of hunting and foraging, says our columnist.


NHS HIGHLAND: Taking care of our feet is important for keeping us well

06 January 2024
NHS HIGHLAND: Taking care of our feet is important for keeping us well

NHS HIGHLAND: Taking care of our feet is important for keeping us well

06 January 2024

The best shoes for avoiding falls are those that are high sided, with low heels, thin soles and good grip, says Dr Tim Allison.


NHS HIGHLAND: Be SMART when setting new health goals

23 December 2023
NHS HIGHLAND: Be SMART when setting new health goals

NHS HIGHLAND: Be SMART when setting new health goals

23 December 2023

We can be SMART for our resolutions and perhaps that will help us keep them up for the rest of the year, says our columnist.


HEALTH MATTERS: Focussing on what really matters for a happier Christmas

16 December 2023
HEALTH MATTERS: Focussing on what really matters for a happier Christmas

HEALTH MATTERS: Focussing on what really matters for a happier Christmas

16 December 2023

I am not a great fan of Black Friday. It seems to be a rather artificial exercise in advertising and commercialism.


HEALTH MATTERS: Benefits are felt quickly when you give up smoking

25 November 2023
HEALTH MATTERS: Benefits are felt quickly when you give up smoking

HEALTH MATTERS: Benefits are felt quickly when you give up smoking

25 November 2023

Our health is affected by many things, and I have written here in the past about lots of them.


NHS HIGHLAND: How to avoid the commonest cause of serious injury... falling

11 November 2023
NHS HIGHLAND: How to avoid the commonest cause of serious injury... falling

NHS HIGHLAND: How to avoid the commonest cause of serious injury... falling

11 November 2023

A fall can have a long-term impact on someone’s health, and it can be hard for some people to return to their home following a hospital stay.


NHS HIGHLAND: We all need to work on improving our mental health

28 October 2023
NHS HIGHLAND: We all need to work on improving our mental health

NHS HIGHLAND: We all need to work on improving our mental health

28 October 2023

Some of the emails that I receive start with a comment about my health, such as “I hope that you are well”.


Covid is less of a danger but we still need precautions

21 October 2023
Covid is less of a danger but we still need precautions

Covid is less of a danger but we still need precautions

21 October 2023

What a difference a day makes – as the song goes. How much greater is the difference when it comes to a thousand days?


NHS HIGHLAND: We should be wary of quick fixes to booze and obesity woes

07 October 2023
NHS HIGHLAND: We should be wary of quick fixes to booze and obesity woes

NHS HIGHLAND: We should be wary of quick fixes to booze and obesity woes

07 October 2023

Many parts of the world around us do not help us to eat healthily or exercise more, says our columnist.


NHS HIGHLAND: We can have best chance of keeping Covid under control

09 September 2023
NHS HIGHLAND: We can have best chance of keeping Covid under control

NHS HIGHLAND: We can have best chance of keeping Covid under control

09 September 2023

The new variant will only have been found in a relatively small number of cases, but there is a concern that things will change, says our columnist.


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